It's Not Just Newsom. Two District Attorney Recalls Bite the Dust.

September is shaping up to be a death knell for some of California’s biggest recall campaigns. On the heels of Gavin Newsom’s victory last Tuesday, two high-profile district attorney recalls have also gone bust.

Organizers of the effort to oust Los Angeles District Attoryney George Gascón announced Thursday that they would “restart the petition gathering effort and timeline.” They had not collected nearly enough signatures to qualify by the Oct. 26 deadline.

The recall effort against Sonoma County’s District Attorney has failed to persuade voters. Preliminary results from the Sept. 14 election show overwhelming support for Jill Ravitch, with 79.95% voting to keep her in office as of Friday.

The party’s not over. According to a June analysis from the Los Angeles Times, at least 68 local officials have been targeted for recall this year, surpassing the number of local recall attempts during four of the last five years.


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